Allen D. Cheadle

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To be effective, health programs must have a strong connection to the communities they are designed to serve. So even though it is often difficult, we should pursue a community-based approach to public health.
Affiliate Professor, Health Services

Director
Group Health Research Institute,
Center for Community Health and Evaluation

Education

PhD   University of California (Berkeley), 1987   (Economics)
BA   Pomona College, 1978   (Economics)

Contact Info

email:   cheadle@u.washington.edu
web site:   http://www.cche.org

address:
Group Health Research Institute
Center for Community Health and Evaluation
1730 Minor Ave, Suite 1600
Seattle, WA 98101

voice:   206-287-4391

About

Allen Cheadle was trained as an economist but has focused most of his research on program evaluations and developing methods of evaluating community-based health-promotion programs. He has worked on the evaluation of several community-based programs in the Western US, including, the Kaiser Family Foundation Community Health Promotion Grants program, and the Minority Youth Health Project in Seattle. he is currently leading the evaluation of Kaiser Permanente Community Health Initiatives. He has evaluated a number of community-based organizations in Seattle, including: International District Housing Alliance, Seattle Youth Involvement Network, and Fremont Public Association. He was the lead for the Community Research Center, a CDC-funded project to assist community-based organizations in grant-writing and evaluation.


Community-based program evaluation



Chen R, Cheadle A, Johnson D, Duran B. US Trends in Receipt of Appropriate Diabetes Clinical and Self-care From 2001 to 2010 and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Care. Diabetes Educ. 2014 Aug 20. pii: 0145721714546721. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 25142006
  

Kramer L, Schwartz P, Cheadle A, Rauzon S. Using Photovoice as a Participatory Evaluation Tool in Kaiser Permanente's Community Health Initiative. Health Promot Pract. 2012 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 23159999
  

Cheadle A, Rauzon S, Spring R, Schwartz PM, Gee S, Gonzalez E, Ravel J, Reilly C, Taylor A, Williamson D. Kaiser Permanente's Community Health Initiative in Northern California: evaluation findings and lessons learned. Am J Health Promot. 2012 Nov-Dec;27(2):e59-68. doi: 10.4278/ajhp.111222-QUAN-462.  PMID: 23113787
  

Kumanyika S, Brownson RC, Cheadle A. The L.E.A.D. framework: using tools from evidence-based public health to address evidence needs for obesity prevention. Prev Chronic Dis. 2012;9:E125. Epub 2012 Jul 12.  PMID: 22789443    PMCID: PMC3468313
  

St De Lore J, Thiede H, Cheadle A, Goldbaum G, Carey JW, Hutcheson RE, Jenkins RA, Golden MR. HIV disclosure and subsequent sexual behaviors among men who have sex with men who meet online. J Homosex. 2012;59(4):592-609. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2012.665704.  PMID: 22500995
  

2012
Member, thesis committee for Samantha Benson
Exploring digital storytelling applications in the community: Implementation and impact of four community forums in King County, WA

2011
Chair, thesis committee for Nancy Conley
Geographic and sociodemographic variables associated with study follow-up interruption among HIV-1-discordant couples enrolled in a longitudinal cohort in Nairobi, Kenya

2011
Chair, capstone for Amy Iacopi
Washington soda tax legislation case study

2011
Chair, dissertation committee for Martha Perla
Environmental toxicants and health disparities: Latino American children and asthma

2010
Chair, dissertation committee for Tracy Hilliard
Understanding socioeconomic, sociocultural, and environmental determinants of obesity among African Americans

2010
Member, dissertation committee for Sara Tamers
Understanding the Relationship between Worksite Social Support, Obesity, Health Care Utilization, and Worker Productivity

Transforming Primary Care: Evaluating the Spread of Group Health’s Medical Home
Group Health Center for Health Studies
PI:   Cheadle           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

Communities Putting Prevention to Work Evaluation - Tobacco
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Cheadle           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

Communities Putting Prevention to Work Evaluation - Obesity
Seattle-King County Department of Public Health
PI:   Cheadle           Dates:    7/1/2010 - 6/30/2012

Health Promotion Research Center
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: Special Interest Project Competitive Supplements (SIPS) (U48)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
PI:   Harris           Dates:    9/30/2009 - 9/29/2014

Southeast Senior Physical Activity Network (SESPAN)

The SESPAN project is using a community organizing strategy to increase physical activity among older adults in Southeast Seattle. A half-time community organizer is networking and forming partnerships with community organizations such as senior housing buildings, Seattle Parks and Recreation, SE Seattle Senior Center, and ethnic community associations. Over 320 contacts were made with 75 organizations during the first year and a half of the project. This networking among organizations led to the creation of a number of potentially sustainable walking and exercise programs that are reaching previously underserved communities within Southeast Seattle. In addition, a major community event led to the establishment of a health coalition that has the potential to continue to generate new broad-based programs and larger scale environmental changes.
http://depts.washington.edu/hprc/projects/